Honeyspun Tussah Silk Yarn∼
Yarn line #140
vendor color: RAPUNZEL 1
Honeyspun Tussah Silk Yarn details:
• Fiber content: 100% silk
• Gauge is K: 7 to 8 stitches/in on sz 1 to 2 • C: 5.5-8 stitches/in on sz B-1 to E-4
• Super Fine
• Wraps/inch (wpi) 22
• Weaving tabby sett 12
• Weaving twill sett 15
• Yardage: 2000 yards/lb
- • 435 1400 yards/3.5 oz hank
Honeyspun Tussah Silk Yarn description:
Silk yarn's natural luster is brought out anew with each washing. It is the strongest of all the natural fibers by weight, and its ability to "breathe"; in clothing fabric - to keep you warm when it's cold, cool when it's warm - is unrivaled. Whatever you make with silk will be very special indeed, treasured for a long time to come. Keep in mind when using silk yarn that it has almost no elasticity and minimal shrinkage. It will not full or "bloom" in finishing. In weaving, your warp sett should reflect this and be closer than for wool. Blend with worsted wools, such as Merinos. In knitting the luster is lovely, but the inelasticity can be a challenge. To control the trait, choose textured stitches, and patterns which feature hems, picot or crocheted edges rather than ribs. Natural silks are ideal for dyeing with Country Classic or Wash-fast Acid Dyes.
Care: Finish by dry cleaning or hand washing and, if desired, pressing while barely damp.
Honeyspun Tussah is a natural pale caramel colored softly twisted 1-ply silk.